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Master Degree Programme in Political Science.

Course Details:

  • Degree – Master Degree
  • Duration – 2 Years (Maximum 5 Years)
  • Course Fee – 11,000 (1st Year Rs. 5600/- and 2nd Year Rs. 5400/-)
  • Credits – 64

IGNOU Evaluation Method:

It is consists of two parts: (1) continuous evaluation through assignments (30% weightage), and (2) term-end examination (70% weightage).

DivisionPercentage RangeGradePoint Grade
I1. 80 and Above
2. 60 to 79.9
1. A-Excellent
2. B-Very Good
1. 5
2. 4
II50 to 59.9C-Good3
Pass40 to 49.9D-Satisfactory2
FailedBelow 40E-Unsatisfactory1

M.A Political Science Subjects IGNOU

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
1st Year Compulsory Courses
MPS-001Political Theory8 Credits
MPS-002International Relations: Theory and Problems8 Credits
MPS-003India: Democracy and Development8 Credits
MPS-004Comparative Politics: Issues and Trends8 Credits
2nd Year Optional Syllabus Courses
MPSE-001India and the World4 Credits
MPSE-002State and Society in Latin America4 Credits
MPSE-003Western Political Thought4 Credits
MPSE-004Social and Political Thought in Modern India4 Credits
MPSE-005State and Society in Africa4 Credits
MPSE-006Peace and Conflict Studies4 Credits
MPSE-007Social Movements and Politics in India4 Credits
MPSE-008State Politics in India4 Credits
MPSE-009Canada: Politics and Society4 Credits
MPSE-011The European Union in World Affairs4 Credits
MPSE-012State and Society in Australia4 Credits
MPSE-013Australian Foreign Policy4 Credits
MED-002Sustainable Development: Issues and Challenges4 Credits
MED-008Globalization and Environment4 Credits
MGP-004Gandhi’s Political Thought4 Credits
MGPE-007Non-Violent Movement After Gandhi4 Credits
MGPE-008Gandhian Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolution4 Credits
MGPE-010Conflict Management, Transformation & Peace Building4 Credits
MGPE-011Human Security4 Credits
MGPE-013Civil Society, Political Regimes and Conflict4 Credits

IGNOU MA Political Science Course Outline 



Unit 01 What is Political Theory and Why Study It? 

Unit 02 Democracy 

Unit 03 Rights 

Unit 04 Liberty 

Unit 05 Equality 

Unit 06 Justice 

Unit 07 Idea of Duty 

Unit 08 Citizenship 

Unit 09 Sovereignty 

Unit 10 State and Civil Society 

Unit 11 Power and Authority 

Unit 12 Legitimation and Obligation 

Unit 13 Civil disobedience and Satyagrah 

Unit 14 Political Violence 


Unit 15 Classical Liberalism 

Unit 16 Welfare State 

Unit 17 Libertarianism 

Unit 18 Marxism – I – Marx, Lenin, Mao 

Unit 19 Marxism – II – Luckas, Gramsci, Frankfurt School 

Unit 20 Socialism 

Unit 21 Conservatism 

Unit 22 Fundamentalism 

Unit 23 Nationalism 

Unit 24 Multiculturalism 

Unit 25 Fascism 

Unit 26 Feminism 

Unit 27 Gandhism and Pacifism 

Unit 28 Communitarianism and Civic Republicanism 

Unit 29 Political Theory in a Globalising World 


Book I 

Unit 01 Realist and Neo-Realist Approaches: Concepts of National Interest, National Power and National Security Theories of Conflict, Balance of Power, Deterrence and Inter-dependence 

Unit 02 Liberal and Neo-Liberal Approaches: Concepts of World Order and Globalism, Search for legal-institutional mechanisms, Theories of Communication and Conflict Resolution, Functionalism and Neo-Functionalism 

Unit 03 Marxist and other Radical Approaches: Theories of Imperialism, Colonialism, Neocolonialism and Hegemony 

Unit 04 Neo-Radical Approaches: Theories of Underdevelopment, Centre-Periphery and Dependencia 

Unit 05 Post-Structuralist and Post-Modernist Approaches: Interrogating Nation-State; PostColonialism:Culture, Ideology and Hegemony 

Unit 06 Feminist Approaches to questions of Power, State, Peace & War, Human Rights, Genocide 

Unit 07 Environmental Approaches: Critiques of Development and Progress; Sustainable Development 

Unit 08 Worldviews from Asia, Africa and Latin America 

Unit 09 End of Cold War 

Unit 10 Post-Cold War Issues: Nation-State, Security, Peace and Development Initiatives, Restructuring of the UN 

Unit 11 Emerging Powers: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan and South Africa 

Unit 12 Regional Groupings: (a) Economic (b) Security 

Unit 13 Globalisation: Meanings and Dimensions 

Unit 14 International Inequities: Conflict, Cooperation, Processes of Divergence and Convergence 

Unit 15 Elements of International Economic Relations – Trade, Factor Movements (Capital and Labour), and Monetary and Credit Relations 

Unit 16 Management of International Relations: Institutions and Instruments 

Unit 17 India in the New Global Order Book II 

Unit 18 Right to Self-determination 

Unit 19 Intervention/Invasion 

Unit 20 Nuclear Proliferation 

Unit 21 International Terrorism 

Unit 22 Role of Science and Technology in International Relations 

Unit 23 Inequality among Nations 

Unit 24 Global Corporatism and State Sovereignty 

Unit 25 Human Rights and International Trade 

Unit 26 Changing Nature of American Power 

Unit 27 China as an Emerging Power 

Unit 28 Emergence of Central Asian Republics 

Unit 29 Ethnic Resurgence and ‘Identity’ Wars 

Unit 30 Aboriginal/Indigenous Movements 

Unit 31 Displacement of Population: Intra-state and Inter-state 

Unit 32 Transnational Movements: Cultural and Civilisational 

Unit 33 Role of NGOs 

Unit 34 Concept of Justice in International Relations 

Unit 35 Human Security 



Unit 01 Legacy of National Movement with reference to Development, Rights and Participation 

Unit 02 Debates on Models of Development 

Unit 03 Constitution and Social Transformation 

Unit 04 Diversity and Pluralism 

Unit 05 Inequality: Caste and Class 

Unit 06 Political Economy of Development 

Unit 07 Structure and Growth of Economy (Poverty, Surplus and Unevenness) 

Unit 08 Legislature 

Unit 09 Bureaucracy, Police and Army 

Unit 10 Legal System and Judiciary 

Unit 11 Federalism 

Unit 12 Devolution of Powers and Local Self-Government 

Unit 13 Political Parties and Participation 

Unit 14 Workers and Peasants Movements 

Unit 15 Media and Public Policy 

Unit 16 Interest Groups and Policy Making ‘ 

Unit 17 Identity Politics (caste, religion, language and ethnicity) 

Unit 18 Civil Society: Social Movements, NGOs and Voluntary Action 


Unit 19 Human Development: Health, Education and Social Security 

Unit 20 Gender and Development 

Unit 21 Regional Imbalances 

Unit 22 Migration and Development 

Unit 23 Environment and Sustainable Development 

Unit 24 Economic Reforms and Globalisation 

Unit 25 Religious Politics 

Unit 26 Ethnicity and Nation – State 

Unit 27 Democracy and Development in India: An Assessment 



Unit 01 Comparative Politics: Nature, Significance and Evolution 

Unit 02 Comparative Approaches and Methods: Systems, Structural – Functional, Public Policy 

Unit 03 Comparative Approaches: Political Economy, Dependency and World Systems 

Unit 04 Theories of State 

Unit 05 State in Developing Societies: Asian, African and Latin American Experiences 

Unit 06 State – Civil Society Relations: Evolving Patterns 

Unit 07 Globalisation and State 

Unit 08 Regional Integration and State 

Unit 09 International Organisations and State 

Unit 10 Transnational/Multinational Corporations and State 

Unit 11 Nationalism: Approaches 

Unit 12 Forms of Nationalism 

Unit 13 Anti-Colonial Movements 

Unit 14 Nationality and Self-Determination 

Unit 15 State Building and Constitutionalism 


Unit 16 Ethnicity, Politics and State 

Unit 17 Politics of Community Identities 

Unit 18 Ethnic Movements 

Unit 19 Political Regime 

Unit 20 Bureaucracy 

Unit 21 Military in Politics 

Unit 22 Federalism: Patterns and Trends 

Unit 23 Parties and Party Systems 

Unit 24 Interest Groups, Pressure Groups and Lobbying 

Unit 25 Poverty and Human Development 

Unit 26 Gender Question 

Unit 27 Environment 

Unit 28 Science, Technology and Politics 

Unit 29 Decentralisation and Participation 

Unit 30 Human Rights 


Unit 01 Evolution of India’s World View 

Unit 02 Approaches to the Study of India’s Foreign Policy 

Unit 03 Objectives and Determinants 

Unit 04 Decision Making Institutions with Special reference to: MEA, National Security Council, PMO, Parliament and Parliamentary Committees 

Unit 05 Policy Development Process: Role of Political Parties and Pressure Groups: Media, Social Movements, NGOs, Business, Diaspora, Think Tanks 

Unit 06 India’s Foreign Policy: An Overview 

Unit 07 U.S.A and European Union 

Unit 08 Russia, China and Japan 

Unit 09 India and its Neighbours 

Unit 10 India and South-East Asia and Pacific 

Unit 11 India and Central and West Asia 

Unit 12 India, Latin America and Caribbean 

Unit 13 India and Africa 

Unit 14 Politico-Security Issues: Arms Control, Disarmament, Nuclear Issues and Global Terrorism 

Unit 15 Economic Issues: International Trade and Investment, Multinational Corporations and Regional Cooperation 

Unit 16 Socio-Cultural Issues: Ethnic and Religious Movements, Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention and Environment 

Unit 17 Political and Diplomatic Issues: United Nations and Regional Organisations (Noneconomic), Non-Aligned Movement, Globalisation 


Unit 01 Colonial Legacy; Struggle for Independence-Movements, Ideas and Personalities Unit 02 Resource Endowment and the Impact on Social and Economic formations: Pampas and its social and economic impact-Argentina; Cycles of ‘boom and bust’- Brazil, Importance of mineralsChile 

Unit 03 Resource Endowment and the impact on Social and Economic formations: Issue of Land Ownership; the Indigenous Peoples-Mexico Plantation Economies-Cuba and Guyana/ Trinidad 

Unit 04 Political Traditions and Political Culture: Centralism; Personalismo; Patrimonialism; Slavery; Mestizo Mobility; Indigenous Resistance; Challenges in Nation-building 

Unit 05 ‘Inward-looking’ Development Strategies 

Unit 06 Economic Liberalisation and Global Dependence 

Unit 07 Current Discourse on ‘State and Market’ 

Unit 08 ‘Populist’ Movements and Regimes 

Unit 09 Agrarian and Land Right Movements 

Unit 10 Church and Social Transformation 

Unit 11 Revolutionary Movements and Social Change 

Unit 12 Democratic Transitions: Patterns, Mechanisms and Processes 

Unit 13 Democratic Constitutions and Institution-building 

Unit 14 Civil Society and ‘New Social Movements’-Environment, Women, Indigenous Peoples, and Human Rights 

Unit 15 Military in Politics 

Unit 16 Trends towards Regionalism 

Unit 17 Latin America and the Developing Countries (including India) 

Unit 18 Latin America and the Developed Countries/ Regions 


Unit 01 Significance of Western Political Thought 

Unit 02 Plato 

Unit 03 Aristotle 

Unit 04 St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas 

Unit 05 Niccolo Machiavelli 

Unit 06 Thomas Hobbes 

Unit 07 John Locke 

Unit 08 Jean Jacques Rousseau 

Unit 09 Edmund Burke 

Unit 10 Immanuel Kant 

Unit 11 Jeremy Bentham 

Unit 12 Alexis de Tocqueville 

Unit 13 John Stuart Mill 

Unit 14 Georg Withelm Friedrich Hegel 

Unit 15 Karl Marx 


Unit 01 Pre-Modern Socio-religious and Political Thought in India: Diverse Strands 

Unit 02 Orientalist Discourse and Colonial Modernity 

Unit 03 Salient Features of Political Thought in Modern India 

Unit 04 Early Nationalist Responses: Ram Mohan Roy, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Jyotiba Phule and Dayanand Saraswati 

Unit 05 Moderates and Extremists: Dadabhai Naoroji, M.G. Ranade, B.C. Tilak 

Unit 06 Hinduism: Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo Ghosh 

Unit 07 Hindutva: V.D Savarkar and M.S. Golwalkar Unit 08 Muslim Thought: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Mohammed Iqbal, Maulana Maudoodi and Mohammed Ali Jinnah 

Unit 09 Nation and Identity Concerns: E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker, Nazrul Islam, Pandita Ramabai, Jaipal Singh, Kahn Singh 

Unit 10 M.K. Gandhi 

Unit 11 Jawaharlal Nehru 

Unit 12 B.R.Ambedkar 

Unit 13 Rabindranath Tagore 

Unit 14 Communist Thought: MN Roy and E.M.S. Namboodiripad 

Unit 15 Socialist Thought: R.M. Lohia and Jayaprakash Narayan 


Unit 01 Introducing Africa 

Unit 02 Colonial Legacies 

Unit 03 Nationalism and its Legacies 

Unit 04 Problems of Statehood: Integration and Legitimisation 

Unit 05 Issues of Development 

Unit 06 Types of Regimes 

Unit 07 Military and Political Parties 

Unit 08 Africa and World Economy 

Unit 09 Cold War. Non-Alignment and Africa 

Unit 10 United Nations, Peacekeeping and Africa 

Unit 11 Post-Cold War Africa 

Unit 12 Human Securities 

Unit 13 Deterritorialisation and Problems of Social Identities 

Unit 14 Violence and its Manifestations 

Unit 15 Economic Cooperation: Continental and Regional 

Unit 16 India and Africa 


Unit 01 Peace and Conflict Studies: Nature and Scope 

Unit 02 Conceptual Analysis of Peace and Conflict 

Unit 03 Nature and Forms of Conflict: Intra-state, Inter-state and Global 

Unit 04 Theories of War 

Unit 05 Types of War: Conventional War, Limited War and Nuclear War 

Unit 06 Types of War: Revolutionary War, Civil War, Guerrilla War, Insurgency and Counter Insurgency, Proxy War & Asymmetrical War and Terrorism 

Unit 07 U.N. System: Pacific Settlement of Disputes 

Unit 08 U.N. System: Peacekeeping, Peace-making and Adjudication 

Unit 09 Disarmament and Arms Control 

Unit 10 Confidence Building Measures 

Unit 11 Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution 

Unit 12 Functional Approaches and Regionalism 

Unit 13 Gandhian Approach 

Unit 14 Human Security 

Unit 15 Peace Research and Peace Movements 


Unit 01 Social Movements: Meaning, Significance and Components 

Unit 02 Approaches to the Study of Social Movements: Liberal, Gandhian and Marxian 

Unit 03 Classification of Movements including New Social Movements 

Unit 04 Democratisation and the Changing Nature of the Indian Society 

Unit 05 Globalisation and Social Movements 

Unit 06 State, Market and Social Movements 

Unit 07 Dalit Movement 

Unit 08 Backward Class Movements 

Unit 09 Ethnic Movements with a special reference to Tribals 

Unit 10 Women’s Movement 

Unit 11 Regional Movements 

Unit 12 Religious and Communal Movements 

Unit 13 Agrarian Movements 

Unit 14 Working Class Movements 

Unit 15 Fisher Folk’s Movement 

Unit 16 Environmental and Ecological Movements 

Unit 17 Social Movements and Democracy: An Assessment 


Unit 01 Development of the Study of State Politics in India 

Unit 02 Frameworks for Analysis 

Unit 03 Nature of Indian Diversities and Nationalist Response 

Unit 04 States in the Constitutional Scheme 

Unit 05 Development of State System 

Unit 06 Elections and Electoral Politics 

Unit 07 Political Parties and Party Systems 

Unit 08 Patterns of Dissent and Protest in States 

Unit 09 Developmental Issues and Regional Disparities 

Unit 10 Agrarian Transformation and Land Reforms 

Unit 11 Industry and Labour 

Unit 12 Liberalisation and Globalisation: Implications for State Politics 

Unit 13 Inter-State Disputes: Water and Territorial boundaries 

Unit 14 Patterns of Communal Politics 

Unit 15 Assertion of Dalits and Backward Castes 

Unit 16 Linguistic and Ethnic Minorities in State Politics 

Unit 17 State Autonomy Movements 


Unit 01 A Settlers’ Society and Staples Economy 

Unit 02 Constitutionalism, BNAAct of 1867, Constitutional Act of 1982, Charter of Rights and Freedoms 

Unit 03 Parliamentary Federal Institutions: Executive, Legislature and Judiciary 

Unit 04 Federalism: Inter-governmental Relations (including local governments), Fiscal Federalism 

Unit 05 Public Administration and Dispensation of Welfare 

Unit 06 Political Parties, Pressure Groups and ‘Policy Communities’ 

Unit 07 Social Movements and NGOs: Environment, Anti-Giobalisation and Gender 

Unit 08 Aboriginals and Aboriginal Self-Government 

Unit 09 Civil Society: Policy Development and Service Delivery 

Unit 10 Language, Culture and Politics: Quebec 

Unit 11 Ethnic and Racial Issues and Multiculturalism 

Unit 12 Regionalism and Provincialism 

Unit 13 Immigrants, Refugees and Minorities 

Unit 14 ‘Liberal Internationalism’ of Canada 

Unit 15 Human Security Agenda 

Unit 16 Canada in the International Political Economy 

Unit 17 India-Canada Partnership 


Unit 1 History and Evolution of European Integration 

Unit 2 Theories of Integration: Federalism, Inter-governmentalism, Neo-functionalism, Nee-Realism and other Theories 

Unit 3 France, Germany, The United Kingdom and European Integration 

Unit 4 Institutions of the European Union: European Council, Council of Ministers, Commission, Parliament, European Court of Justice 

Unit 5 Decision-making in the European Union 

Unit 6 Single European Act and Single Market 

Unit 7 Treaties: Maastricht Treaty on European Union, Amsterdam Treaty, Nice Treaty and subsequent treaties, Convention of the Future of Europe 

Unit 8 European Monetary Union 

Unit 9 Common Agricultural Policy 

Unit 10 Common Foreign and Security Policy 

Unit 11 Regional and Social Policy 

Unit 12 Globalisation, Trade and the WTO 

Unit 13 Enlargement of the European Union 

Unit 14 United States, Russia, China and Japan 

Unit 15 India and the European Union 

Unit 16 Comparative Regional Integration; EU and ASEAN, SAARC; EU as a Model of Regional Integration; Nature and Future of European Integration 


Unit 1 Australia: Land and People 

Unit 2 Aboriginal People and European Settlers’ Colonisation 

Unit 3 Immigrants 

Unit 4 Identity and Citizenship 

Unit 5 Constitutional Developments-A Historical Perspective 

Unit 6 Federalism in Australia 

Unit 7 Political Parties and Pressure Groups in Australia 

Unit 8 Australian Nationalism 

Unit 9 Development Strategies 

Unit 10 Social and Political Impact of Developmental Strategies 

Unit 11 Australia in the World Economy 

Unit 12 Current Debates on Aborigines 

Unit 13 Immigration and Ethnicity 

Unit 14 Australian Multiculturalism 

Unit 15 Gender and Women Issues 

Unit 16 Indians in Australia 


Unit 1 Importance of Studying Australian Foreign Policy 

Unit 2 Approaches to the Study of Australia’s Foreign Policy 

Unit 3 Determinants of Australia’s Foreign Policy 

Unit 4 Policy Making Processes 

Unit 5 Economic Profile of Australia ; Implications of Globalisation 

Unit 6 Trade, Investment and Services 

Unit 7 United States 

Unit 8 China 

Unit 9 India 

Unit 10 Indonesia 

Unit 11 Pacific Islands Forum and ASEAN 

Unit 12 APEC and Indian Ocean 

Unit 13 Immigration and Refugees 

Unit 14 Environment 

Unit 15 Human Rights 

Unit 16 Nuclear Weapons Proliferation 


Unit 01 What is Sustainable Development? 

Unit 02 Parameters of Sustainable Development 

Unit 03 Approaches to the Study of Sustainable Development 

Unit 04 Issues and Challenges 

Unit 05 Natural Resources Exploitation 

Unit 06 Patterns of Industrialisation 

Unit 07 Inequitable Growth 

Unit 08 Global and Regional Dimensions 

Unit 09 State Initiatives 

Unit 10 Regional Initiatives 

Unit 11 Global Initiatives 

Unit 12 Civil Societies and Community Initiatives 

Unit 13 Community Knowledge 

Unit 14 Harness Technology 

Unit 15 Innovative Practices 

Unit 16 Cooperation and Partnership 


Unit 1 Environmental Dimensions of Globalisation 

Unit 2 Environmental Calamities 

Unit 3 Man – made Disasters 

Unit 4 MNCs, TNCs and Developing Countries 

Unit 5 International Summits and Declarations 

Unit 6 International Environmental Laws and Agreements 

Unit 7 Role of the United Nations Agencies 

Unit 8 Environment in Multilateral Perspective 

Unit 9 South Asian Responses to Environmental Concerns 

Unit 10 Non-Governmental Agencies Initiatives 

Unit 11 People’s Initiatives 

Unit 12 Case Studies and Alternatives 

Unit-13 Biodiversity: Problems and Prospects 

Unit 14 Sustainable Human Development: Issues and Livelihood, Health and Education 

Unit 15 Greening of Business: Global and Local 

Unit 16 Right to a Clean Environment 


BLOCK 1 Gandhi on State and Nation 

Unit 1 Introduction to Gandhian Political Thought 

Unit 2 Gandhi’s Views on State and Citizenship (Ramrajya) 

Unit 3 Gandhi’s Views on Democracy (Gramswaraj) 

Unit 4 Gandhi’s Concept of Nationalism 

BLOCK 2 Individual and the State 

Unit 5 Rights and Duties 

Unit 6 Means and Ends 

Unit 7 Liberty and Equality 

Unit 8 Power and Authority 

BLOCK 3 Political Ideologies 

Unit 9 Gandhi’s Views on Colonialism and Imperialism 

Unit 10 Gandhi’s Views on Liberalism and Constitutionalism 

Unit 11 Anarchism 

Unit 12 Gandhi’s Views on Socialism and Marxism 

BLOCK 4 Peace by Pacific Means 

Unit 13 Gandhi on Structural Violence 

Unit 14 Satyagraha as a Means of Conflict Resolution 

Unit 15 Gandhi on Pacifism 

Unit 16 World Order 


BLOCK 1 Introduction to Non-Violent Movements 

Unit 1 Post-Gandhian Scenario 

Unit 2 Leadership and Organisational Pattern 

Unit 3 Dynamics, Strategies and Outcomes 

Unit 4 Social and Ecological Issues 

BLOCK 2 Re-Articulation of Social Movements 

Unit 5 Bhoodan Movement 

Unit 6 Total Revolution 

Unit 7 Prohibition Movements 

Unit 8 Farmers’ Movements 

BLOCK 3 Environmental Movements 

Unit 9 Chipko Movement 

Unit 10 Narmada Bachao Andolan/Tehri Dam 

Unit 11 Silent Valley 

Unit 12 Water Conservation Movement 

BLOCK 4 Global Non-Violent Movements 

Unit 13 Civil Rights Movements in the United States 

Unit 14 Green Peace Movements in Europe 

Unit 15 Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa 

Unit 16 Solidarity Movement in Poland 


BLOCK 1 Gandhian Perspectives on Peace 

Unit 1 Understanding Peace 

Unit 2 Tolerance, Harmony and Forgiveness 

Unit 3 Community Peace 

Unit 4 Peace among Nations 

BLOCK 2 Gandhian Approach to Conflict Resolution 

Unit 5 Understanding Sources of Conflict 

Unit 6 Approaches to Conflict Resolution 

Unit 7 Gandhian Approach to Conflict Resolution 

Unit 8 Applications of Gandhian Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolution (Case Studies) 

BLOCK 3 Gandhian Techniques of Conflict Resolution 

Unit 9 Fasting 

Unit 10 Strike 

Unit 11 Dialogue and Negotiation 

Unit 12 Mediation and Reconciliation 

BLOCK 4 Application of Gandhian Techniques (Case Studies) 

Unit 13 Noakhali 

Unit 14 North-East/Kashmir 

Unit 15 Sri Lanka/Palestine 

Unit 16 Tibet/Myanmar/Bhutan 


BLOCK 1 Conflict Analysis 

Unit 1 Nature of Conflicts 

Unit 2 Sources of Conflicts 

Unit 3 Methods of Conflict Analysis 

Unit 4 Conflict Assessment and Prognosis 

BLOCK 2 Conflict Management 

Unit 5 Responses to Conflicts 

Unit 6 Objectives of Conflict Management 

Unit 7 Methods and Techniques 

Unit 8 Case Studies (Punjab and Nagaland) 

BLOCK 3 Conflict Transformation 

Unit 9 Approaches and Perspectives 

Unit 10 Theories of Conflict Transformation Johan Galtung, Lederach and Gene Sharp) 

Unit 11 Gandhian Vision 

Unit 12 Case Studies (Champaran and South Africa) 

BLOCK 4 Peace Building 

Unit 13 Meaning and Significance of Peacebuilding 

Unit 14 Approaches to Peacebuilding 

Unit 15 Post-Conflict Re-construction and Rehabilitation 

Unit 16 Case Studies Afghanistan 


BLOCK 1 Understanding Human Security 

Unit 1 Defining Human Security 

Unit 2 Human Development, Rights and Security 

Unit 3 Human Security and Peace Building 

Unit 4 Gandhian Visions of Human Security 

BLOCK 2 Threats to Human Security 

Unit 5 Structural Violence (Eco, Socio, Political) 

Unit 6 State Violence (Terrorism, Dictatorship Military etc.) 

Unit 7 Non-State Violence (Terrorism) 

Unit 8 Disaster and Displacement 

BLOCK 3 Safeguards to Human Security 

Unit 9 Food Security 

Unit 10 Unorganised Labour (Rural and Urban) 

Unit 11 Empowerment of the Marginalised (Women, Children etc.) 

Unit 12 International Cooperation and Security 

BLOCK 4 State of Human Security 

Unit 13 Measuring Human Security 

Unit 14 Global State of Human Security 

Unit 15 Human Security in South Asia 

Unit 16 Human Security in India 


BLOCK 1 Civil Society: Concepts and Perspectives 

Unit 1 Understanding Civil Society 

Unit 2 Elements of Civil Society 

Unit 3 Civil Society: Local and Global 

Unit 4 Gandhi and Volunteerism 

BLOCK 2 Civil Society and the State 

Unit 5 Civil Society and State: An Interface 

Unit 6 Civil Society in Globalised Market 

Unit 7 Civil Society and Political Regimes 

Unit 8 Civil Society, Resistance and Protest 

BLOCK 3 Civil Society and Peace Building 

Unit 9 Global Peace Movements 

Unit 10 Role of NGOs in Peace Process 

Unit 11 Human Rights and Culture for Peace 

Unit 12 Peace Movements in India 

BLOCK 4 Gandhi and People’s Power 

Unit 13 Gandhi, Capacity Building and Empowerment 

Unit 14 Grassroots/People’s Initiatives 

Unit 15 Mobilising Voluntary Action 

Unit 16 Gandhian Civil Society for Global Peace 

Unit 17 Gandhi’s Programme on Social Reforms 

Unit 18 Satyagraha for Our Time

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